(氣功). A traditional complex of Chinese health techniques ranging from physical exercises and martial arts to meditation and based on mobilizing the breath energy, qi (氣). China had thousands of small or large movements teaching qi gong, and they were not only tolerated but encouraged by the CCP until 1999, when the clash between the regime and Falun Gong made the Party suspicious of qi gong in general.
House Churches and Their Schools Suppressed in Xiamen
Protestant churches are raided in this southeastern China’s metropolis, as the CCP seeks to eliminate unregistered churches and educational institutions they run.
Mahire: A Uyghur Mother Punished for Her Care
She sent her son to study abroad, believing she was preparing a better future for the family. For this “crime,” she should now spend sixteen and a half years in prison.
A Sad Father’s Day: The Story of Siqi
In the United States and other countries, June 21 is Father’s Day. A member of the Church of Almighty God tells Bitter Winter the sad story of her beloved and persecuted father.
The EU Will Have Another Special Envoy for Religious Liberty in the World
The office was restored, after the European Commission dismantled it and many protested. While his or her name is still unknown, the work of the next Envoy must start from China.